Statement of the Coordinating Committee in Defense of the Left Front
(Coordinadora en Defensa del Frente de Izquierda, in Spanish)
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Cristina has made her choice: Chevron, Milani [army chief, former member of the state intelligence agency, TN] and Jaime [symbol of the corruption with public budget, TN]. Massa, De la Sota, the PRO, the FAP and Carrió-Pino are not an alternative
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Help to defend the votes in the elections with the Coordinating Committee in Defense of the Left Front
The Coordinating Committee in Defense of the Left Front takes part of this electoral campaign calling to vote Left Front (FIT) lists throughout the country against Cristina, the right and the FAP. We have performed acts, talks and festivals that have brought together hundreds of comrades in Chaco, Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Rosario. We have distributed tens of thousands of leaflets and pasted posters in these five constituencies with that approach. Thanks to this political struggle, we have conquered that Izquierda Socialista [Socialist Left, TN] and PTS committed to add the Coordinating Committee to electoral inspection on August 11th in Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Rosario to defend the votes of the Left Front against capitalists' parties mafias, what reinforces the call to PO to do the same in Chaco. In this final stretch of the campaign before the proscriptive elections, the Coordinating Committee we will redouble efforts to achieve that workers vote Left Front and to organize lots of comrades in order to defend each FIT’s vote, raising the need to fight to repeal the proscriptive elections.
IN HIS LIFE CRISTINA HAS ALREADY CHOSE: WITH CHEVRON, MILANI, JAIME, POLLUTING MEGA MINING COMPANIES, THE ANTI-TERRORISM LAW, THE “X” PROJECT, YANKEE MILITARY BASES IN 5 PROVINCES, AGAINST NATIVE PEOPLES, HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FAMILIES OF ONCE MASSACRE
The kirchnerist campaign slogan is "in life you have to choose". The campaign itself made clear what Cristina chose. Far has been of satisfying popular demands of the first national strike against Kirchnerist government last November 20th and even she didn’t answer to massive Cacerolazos called by the right and the FAP solving popular claims to neutralize several pro-imperialist variants. On the contrary, she chose Chevron, Milani and Jaime, against the native peoples, human rights organizations and relatives of Once Massacre. The same right-wing character has the Insaurralde’s campaign [kirchenrist candidate, TN], which mimicking Massa, vindicate to have developed its own police in Lomas de Zamora: so had Filmus in 2011 in Buenos Aires City, stating that he wanted to be head of the Metropolitan [Buenos Aires City police, TN], what concluded in a failure.
In its exhaustion, Kirchnerism assumes the agenda of the right. Facing the big ongoing capitalist bankruptcy, which was expressed in the largest mobilization of human history in Egypt, the popular revolts in Brazil, Turkey and Chile, and demonstrations in Greece against the IMF package of adjustments ‘necessary’ to disburse a new loan of $ 2,300 million, the kirchnerists answered to the crisis trying to make it paid by the workers.
CANDIDATES OF LEFT FRONT ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO SUBMITTED BILLS DURING THE CAMPAIGN TO ABOLISH THE TAX ON SALARY AND ESTABLISH THE 82% MOBILE [in pensions, TN]
On the campaign Cristina also announced the payment to workers of the wage tax which was stolen from the bonus in instalments till the end of the year. This is a concession to national truckers strike and demonstration to Plaza de Mayo in defense of the bonus. However, the government will try to use this measure to keep the wage tax effect. Therefore, this victory must be useful to redouble efforts to get left deputies in Congress to fight for the abolition of wage tax. In that sense, the Coordinating Committee salute the bills submitted during the election campaign by Pitrola and Altamira, FIT’s national legislative candidates in Buenos Aires City and Province of Buenos Aires, which end this tax and set the 82% mobile for retirees.
MASSA, MACRI, DE LA SOTA AND BINNER: WHERE THEY GOVERN, CAPITALIST ARE NOT FORCED TO RETURN THE WAGE TAX TO WORKERS
From the Coordinating Committee in Defense of the Left Front, we want to denounce Massa, De la Sota, De Narvaez and Binner because they are not an alternative to the government of Cristina. Where they rule, Massa, Macri, De la Sota and Binner do not force the capitalists to restore the wage tax to the workers. Greater still is the imposture when notice that both Massa and Moyano present themselves as defenders of the unity of the labor movement. Nothing is more false: the mayor of Pilar, member of Massa’s Frente Renovador [Renewal Front, TN] repressed Kromberg´s struggle with the complicity of plastic union bureaucracy that first frightened and then just disappeared from the struggle. In the same vein, the oil union bureaucracy (related with Moyano) was present in the act of Massa but not in the demonstrations for the absolution of Las Heras oil workers who can be condemn due to their struggle against wage tax and job insecurity. Moyano supports De la Sota, who outlawed fair UTA Córdoba strike against TAMSE privatization. Massa was holder in the ANSES [pension fund, TN] during the first Kirchnerist government. The leader of the Frente Renovador is responsible for the brutal looting perpetrated in the ANSES to pay the foreign debt at the expense of the suffering and hunger of our retirees. Massa, De la Sota and De Narvaez do not defend the unity of the labor movement. The only way to defend the unity of workers is developing a working and leftist opposition against capitalist parties.
IN CHACO, 700 PIQUETEROS [word given to employed and unemployed workers that fight doing pickets, TN] DEFEND WORKERS UNITY FIGHTING FOR THE VOTE FOR LEFT FRONT AND AGAINST CAPITANICH [Chaco governor, TN] AND UCR-LIBRES DEL SUR-FAP [Libres del Sur: Free of the South, TN]
The Coordinating Committee in Defense of the Left Front, unlike Massa and Moyano, militates the electoral campaign defending the unity of workers. This is the task that are developing 700 piqueteros in Chaco calling to vote for the Left Front, represented by Partido Obrero in the province, to defend workers' unity against Capitanich and UCR-Libres del Sur-FAP. This huge campaign in Chaco for the vote to PO and FIT aims to set up the Left Front in 2015 in the province based on the PO reunification with its piquetera base. As Partido Obrero leadership expelled and then refused to build the FIT with the 700 piqueteros of MCC and December 20th, the Coordinating Committee in Defense of Left Front supports the claim of the 700 piqueteros to PO asking to set up with them the FIT in the province. This is our fight to transform Left Front in order to include all fighters in it and become a factor of mass political organization of the exploited.
CARRIÓ, PINO SOLANAS AND LIBRES DEL SUR PROMOTE A FRONT OF ALL PRO-IMPERIALIST OPPOSITION
This outline is opposed to the policy of Carrio, Pino Solanas and Libres del Sur, which promote a front of all the pro-imperialist opposition. Speaking to the media, Carrio openly stated that her agreement with Pino Solanas and the front "UNEN" [“join”, TN] in Buenos Aires City has the aim to force the UCR and the dissident PJ [not kirchnerist, TN] to face 2015 national elections in a front. She even confessed his sympathy to Macri’s party [rightwing party, TN]. Beside her was Pino, who said nothing. In the same vein is located Libres Del Sur, which has joined the internal dispute of the UCR in Chaco integrating the list of the repressive ex-governor Angel Rozas, and that once stated in favor of a united front of all pro-imperialist opposition, including Macri's PRO, for the council of the judiciary. Workers must reject these right-wing fronts that can only end in more devaluation and national plunder.
CAMINO POPULAR [Popular Path, TN], PODEMOS, PROYECTO SUR AND NUEVA IZQUIERDA [New Left, TN] ARE NOT LEFT
It is in this context that different lists present themselves as part of the left when they are not. This is the case of Proyecto Sur (in Chaco), Camino Popular (in Buenos Aires City), PODEMOS (in Province of Buenos Aires) and Nueva Izquierda (in Buenos Aires City). In Proyecto Sur in Chaco, as in Camino Popular and PODEMOS we find the “Unidad Popular” of Claudio Lozano and Victor De Gennaro, which remains part of the FAP, leaded by the caprilist [Capriles, leader of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition, TN] soya supporter and pro-devaluation Binner. Meanwhile, in Nueva Izquierda and PODEMOS is the Partido Social (leaded by Fabiana Rios, the governor of Tierra del Fuego) which has just repressed teachers' strike and that gave gas production of the province to the imperialist polluters Total and Apache. Lozano’s "Unidad Popular" has made a front with the party of "Momo" Venegas [leader of the bureaucracy of the agricultural workers union, TN] in Jujuy. Workers should not be confused: none of these lists is a popular and leftist opposition to Cristina Kirchner.
JOIN THE COORDINATING COMMITTEE IN DEFENSE OF THE LEFT FRONT TO MAKE VOTE TO FIT PART OF THE STRUGGLE FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO KIRCHNERIST EXHAUSTION
As Coordinating Committee we have invited the Left Front and the three parties of it to be part of the acts and activities we have made, as part of our struggle to include all fighters in the FIT. None of the three parties participated. It is the same method that nominations have closed: without calling a conference, behind all the fighters, allowing the extortions of PTS. The FIT was not part of the truckers nationwide strike and demonstration to Plaza de Mayo in defense of the bonus and Izquierda Socialista militant Rubén Sobrero turned his back to train drivers strike, what clearly demonstrates a strong tendency to adapt to Kirchner. The same adaptation occurs when Altamira states that he expects a strong fraction of Kirchner voters to vote for FIT: he is not saying that workers should break with Kirhcner but to move to the FIT maintaining their kirchnerist character. Altamira is the same who submitted the law projects against the wage tax and the 82% mobile! It's the same Left Front, too, of Dellecarbonara, the delegate of the metro and FIT senator candidate who is being attacked by Macri to pass an anti-labor offensive, and also Rubén Sobrero, who is denouncing the government for its attack to train drivers. All this shows the FIT itself inconsistent character whose progressive features and the possibility of becoming a working class and left opposition can only be developed on the basis of a strong political struggle in defense of the Left Front.
The conclusion from this is that more and more fighters have to join the Coordinating Committee in Defense of the FIT. The FIT is an achievement that we have to defend and develop against the dissolution is going through, because a worker and left opposition is necessary in the political situation under the exhaustion of Kirchner and against the right and the FAP. Join the Coordinating Committee to make the vote to Left Front a part of the political struggle for a left exit to the pre-revolutionary situation that crosses our country.
July 31, 2013
Coordinator in defense of Left Front
(TPR - MCC - December 20th Movement - CC-POR - POS)